What to do in Orlando, Rock Springs / Kelly Park
What to do in Orlando this weekend, There are many fun things to do in Orlando. One of my favorites, Rock Springs River also known as Kelly Springs. It might be a little out of the way from downtown but you are in Orlando and this is where the local people go to have an amazing time. Rock Springs Park is part of a chain of springs along the Saint Johns river. This is a beautiful river with a natural spring at the head of it. There is a cave at the beginning of the spring where the water comes out of the aquifer. There are many rocks at this point to picnic by or to start your adventure down the river. The best part is that you can rent or bring your own tubs and float down the 15 minute run. It’s calm and very peaceful. Below is a video that I found online.
Make sure that you get there supper early or you will not get in. I try to get there before 8:45 am and once inside i still have a hard time trying to find parking. They close the park as soon as it is full. You can wait a few hours outside of the park and I think that it might reopen at 12 or 1.
Address: 400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
What to do in Orlando, Rocks Springs Park / Kelly Park
Fun things to do in Orlando, What to do in Orlando, Rock Springs Park, Kelly Park
Hours of Operation:
Summer: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.;
Winter: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Monday – Sunday
Phone Number: (407) 254-1902
400 E Kelly Park RD
Apopka, FL 32712
Located on Kelly Park Rd., one-quarter mile east of C.R. 435.
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NOTICE: With the goal of preventing future catastrophic wildfires while maintaining natural ecological systems, land managers with the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division are planning to perform prescribed burns within Kelly Park (Rock Springs Run), weather permitting, between now and August 21.
Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concession, picnic pavilions and playground. Tent and RV camping are available at this park; for more information, click here. Camp Joy group camping is just next door.
Park Admission Fee: $3 per vehicle for 1-2 people; $5 per vehicle for 3-8 people; and $1 for additional person/walk-ins/motorcycles/bikes.
No tubes over 5 feet in length are allowed in the springs. Tube rentals are available from vendors outside the park.
Cardboard Canoe Regatta,, October 1
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the popularity of Kelly Park, it is normal to service a high volume of visitors during the summer months and on holidays. You may also experience traffic congestion due to the popularity of the park. Frequently, the park is filled to capacity by mid-morning, and unfortunately guests must be turned away at the entry. In order to provide a quality recreational experience while preserving the natural beauty of historic Kelly Park, a daily maximum visitation has been determined: 280 vehicles will be allowed entry each morning, and an additional 50 vehicles are allowed in after 1:00 p.m. with afternoon parking pass. These 330 vehicles equate to an average of 1,350 visitors each day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for working with us to ensure a sustainably safe and pleasant experience for you and all of our guests.
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Orange County Parks and Recreation
4801 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 836-6200
Parks’ Events InfoLine: (407) 836-6280
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